Mental Health

Parks And Green Spaces Helped Us Get Through Lockdown – But Not Everyone Has Equal Access

By Hannah Burnett, Jonathan Olsen and Rich Mitchell in The Conversation. What we could all see was solace: it was clear that nature at its loveliest and most inspiring, in springtime’s wondrous transformations, could offer people comfort at a moment of tragedy and great stress. Michael McCarthy, nature writer For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

General election 2019: What’s Pledged For Disability And Mental Health ?

      By Damon Rose & Beth Rose in BBC News.   With 13 million disabled people in the country, plus their friends and family, the political parties have a huge community to court. Universal credit is still making headlines, while the main parties are divided on what to do with the social care […]

How To Stop Taking Everything Personally

    By Toni Bernhard J.D. in Psychology Today.   In September of 2014, I wrote an article titled “How Distorted Thinking Increases Stress and Anxiety.” It covered the ten most common cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are errors in thinking. Although they’re easy to define and often easy to recognize in ourselves, they can be hard to overcome. They’re […]

When The Physical Symptoms Of My Illness Mimic A Panic Attack

  By Jo Moss in The Mighty.   I have known for many years that my anxiety and depression don’t just affect my mental health but also cause physical symptoms like fatigue, pain and palpitations. But it wasn’t until my physical health deteriorated that I realized the opposite was also true. For most of my life doctors have blamed […]

How To Build A Mentally Healthy Workplace – Step-By-Step

  By Tina Van Bortel in The Conversation.   Mental health has long been the Cinderella of healthcare: left to scrape an existence while the bulk of funding and attention goes elsewhere.  it is clear that policy makers and the public are coming to the realisation that there is no health without mental health. This […]

The Real Difference Between ‘Mental’ Illness And ‘Physical’ Illness

  By Emily Wedderburn in The Mighty.   They tell me to think of mental illness like I would a broken leg or cancer. There’s no difference. Nothing to be ashamed of. And I tried to believe this while the world told me to be ashamed. Now, I have realized they are not the same. […]

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